The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) is always in the news. Some of the constant features of the news focus are decay of facilities in the hospital, poor management of the establishment, incessant strike action by Doctors, and unfriendly attitude of a number of nurses there. Top on the food chain of troubles bedeviling the hospital today is millions of mosquitoes that have not only invaded the hospital but have occupied the territories within and outside the facility. The story of mosquitoes in the hospital has been a topic of discussion on several radio stations based in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. We hear that mosquitoes have even become patients in the hospital and for you to survive the situation you better give the mosquitoes names so they can see you as a friend and socialise with you.
Jokes apart, a teaching hospital should not have such a worrisome story. The question is this: Is it only UPTH that has scary stories of facility and management challenges or do you know of any other teaching hospital in such an embarrassing state? Authorities should know about this.